Listen Up: Natalie Lacasse on the Overrepresentation of Canada’s Indigenous population in Correctional Facilities

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One of our members, Natalie Lacasse did an interview this morning on CBC. Natalie is a Master’s student and First Nation’s community member in Moose Cree First Nation looking into the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in correctional facilities in Canada and how traditional practices can be used to prevent young people from ending up in jail. Natalie has spent time working inside correctional facilities and recently finished her Master’s thesis on her own community reservation, Moose Cree First Nation.

Natalie reveals a startling statistic: Indigenous people make up 23% of the prison population, while totalling in at only 4 % of Canada’s total population.

Tune in to her interview on CBC to learn more about her work here:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/programs/morningnorth/using-traditional-practices-to-guide-aboriginal-youth-1.3315375

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